Prayer Requestor: Write a petition card and pin it to the wall.
Pray-er: Come up to the wall and read the petitions. Hopefully, a particular card's need will move you to say a prayer for that intention. Upon completion of your prayer, mark your initials and date on the card.
The person who placed the card will be able to see that the St. Jospahat Community is supporting him/her in prayer. It's also a wonderful opportunity to both admit our need for prayer and to take the time to pray for each other.
(While you're at the Prayer Wall, you can also light a candle and say a prayer for your intention.)
What is it?
The St. Josaphat Prayer Wall started in January 1991 with Fr. Dominic Grassi, the then pastor. It is an opportunity for us as a parish to express our need for prayers and to concretely show one another that we are geniuinely concerned about each other.
How do we do it?
If you have a need, or a petition, anything at all, that you want prayed for by your brother and sister parishioners, just fill out one of the petition cards and pin it on to the wall. On the card put the date and a brief description of your prayer need.
What Is our response?
Parishioners are invited to come up to the wall at any time and read the petitions on them. Hopefully, a particular card's need will strike you or move you so that you will want to say a prayer for that intention. Upon completion of your prayer, please mark your initials and the date in the appropriate space on the card. The person who placed the card on the wall will then be able to see and will know concertely that their concern is being shared in prayer by others. The card can be removed when it has been filled with initials (there are nine spaces for them) or at any time by the person who wrote it. After about two months, cards remaining on the Prayer Wall are removed and sent to seminarians for additional prayers.
Why do this?
This is a wonderful opportunity to both admit our need for prayer and to take the time to pray for each other. It is a way to bring us all together in the parish, sharing common concerns. If we let it, the St. Josaphat Prayer Wall, standing close to the beautiful Pieta statue, can and will bring us closer to one another.
Everyone is invited to use the prayer wall when needed and to pray for the intentions listed there.